Is it legal for a car lot to place a GPS devise on your vehicle and not notify you?

Asked on July 2, 2012 under General Practice, North Carolina


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not a car dealer is legally authorized to place a "GPS device" upon a cusotmer's car depends upon what written documentation that the customer signed with the car dealership with respect to the car.

I presume that the "GPS device" that you are writing about was installed on a vehicle that was not purchased by the customer free and clear. If so, then custom and practice in the auto dealership allows for the installation of such a device without notification to the customer.

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